Clearlooks

GTK2 Themes

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): Add the source-code for this project on opencode.net

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Description:

Clearlooks is new modern looking engine, based on Bluecurve. It has the looks of various themes blended together, resulting in a theme that's easy on the eyes and visually pleasing ;)

The difference with pixmap based themes, is that it does not sacrifice a lot of speed.

Since it's an engine, the installation differs from a 'normal' theme. Just run "./configure --prefix=/usr && make install" and you should be set.

Note: make sure that ~/.gtkrc-2.0 is not overriding a theme, as it has priority over the theme managers.

When updating from a previous version of Clearlooks keep in mind that applications still running will continue to use the old version of the engine. Switching themes may cause incompatibilities with the new theme definition. Those applications will then revert to the default GTK look. When this happens you will have to restart those applications. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Now, drool at the screenshots, and enjoy using it :)

!!!!!!!!!!!! NOTE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

As of version 0.4, there is an optional animated progressbar. It has to be enabled manually by the brave. To do this, install it with "./configure --prefix=/usr --enable-animation" followed by "make install" as root.

GTK+ developers consider this new feature a horrible hack. But it's cool! We've tested it quite well, and it doesn't break anything we know of. If an application crashes, make sure that Clearlooks isn't the cause. If it is, please notify me.

!!!!!!!!!! ANOTHER NOTE !!!!!!!!

Clearlooks has a mailinglist. If you have a question, please send it there. The address is:
http://sourceforge.net/mail/?group_id=129376

THE METACITY THEME HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM THIS PACKAGE. You should get it seperately from http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=21237
Last changelog:

15 years ago

Clearlooks 0.6.2:
Fixed crash in OpenOffice.org 1.1.3 + Ximian.
Applied patch from Cary Coady to fix a segfault when progressbar has no parent.
Removed metacity theme from the engine package (accidently left it in 0.6.1).


Clearlooks 0.6.1:
Fixed wrong rendering of combobox in some themes.
Consistent rendering of buttons in glade and gimp.
Compatability fix for GTK 2.2 from Hongli Lai.
Forgot to mention new listview headers in 0.6.0!


Clearlooks 0.6:
New menuitem style.
Listview item gradients enabled by default.
Tweaked radio- and checkboxes.
New checkmark graphic from Steven Garrity.
New gradient on buttons.
Buttons appear semi-sunken (with new themes).
Fixed GtkNotebook colors in glade and gaim (and others).
Menubar gradient slightly lighter so accommodate border-less WM themes.

Previous releases:
Check the NEWS file in the release tarball.

laverne

16 years ago

Thanks, I'd really like to see a version for metacity.

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bvc

16 years ago

http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=20140

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laverne

16 years ago

Thanks!

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DXT

16 years ago

hi, im getting this error with ubuntu:

after running ./configure --prefix=/usr
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checking for gtk+-2.0 >= 2.0.0... Package gtk+-2.0 was not found in the pkg-config search path.
Perhaps you should add the directory containing `gtk+-2.0.pc'
to the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable
No package 'gtk+-2.0' found
configure: error: GTK+-2.0 is required to compile clearlooks-engine

what should I do?

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bvc

16 years ago

install libgtk2.0-dev

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Remenic

16 years ago

I noticed a slight decline in score. This really hurts my feelings, and I don't think I like that :'(

So please, let me know how to improve Clearlooks!

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vnoel

16 years ago

Don't worry, this theme is easily one of the best around. Easily better than industrial (the buttons look much better IMO, and don't change size without explanation) and the very subtle colours and widget rounding make it look better than regular bluecurve.

Just one remark : I hope you'll keep the "simple" philosophy of clearlooks in future release - ie don't get carried away adding useless details everywhere :) It's already pretty much perfect as it is. The scrollbars are the only elements that don't "fit" with the rest of the theme.

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bvc

16 years ago

I think you'll find that normal. Most that are going to vote already have and can not again. As you update the upload the downloads go up without further votes, so the 'Score' comes down. I've seen this with all my stuff. Go look a the d3a gtk theme. Top dog for a long time....but coming down now. It's normal. I don't know how the ratio works, I just know what I've seen.

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Portnawalex

16 years ago

Great work: simple, elegant, clear. I think that such an engine should be the default for Gnome. It is aesthetically appealing but still looks very professional.

It's probably too late for Gnome 2.10, but why not proposing it for inclusion into 2.12 (or 3.0 or whatever)?

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bvc

16 years ago

Instead of chasing changes and renaming, editing etc....I've deleted my clearlooks 3 pack and will maintain Clearlooks-Big_Pack at
http://bvc.kernow-webhosting.com/theme/gtk/Clearlooks-Big_Pack.tar.gz
ClearlooksBluey
ClearlooksAna
ClearlooksMilk
were contrib'd by me and are in the engine install BUT are different in thicknesses, menubar's and do not include stock icons from roberTO's Milk-2.0 which are bluecurve stock, Ana stock icons from Ana, and My Edge stock icons.....well, like them more than Milks.

It include a Nuvola which requires gnome-themes-extras Nuvola to be installed.
http://bvc.kernow-webhosting.com/theme/screenshots/ClearlooksNuvola.jpg

and an Orange that includes and uses gartoon stock icons.
http://bvc.kernow-webhosting.com/theme/screenshots/ClearlooksOrange.jpg

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AndyFitz

16 years ago

thank you thank you thank you.

ok I'm done

ROCK!

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vnoel

16 years ago

I love this theme, but I found a small bug : it makes evolution (the 2.2 series) crash - just open the calendar with a few tasks open, and it will crash. I don't the crash with any other theme.

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Remenic

16 years ago

This bug has been reported before, and fixed. Next bugfix release is this weekend.

Unfortunately, 0.3 is taking a bit longer.

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darkon

16 years ago

Then fix the eog (eye of gnome) crashing too. Now it just refuses to load pictures and dies away. Works with other themes just fine.

Fedora core 3 and Gnome 2.8

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Remenic

16 years ago

You didn't say the magic word... (hint: it starts with 'P' and ends with "lease")

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darkon

16 years ago

Yea you're right, I forgot.

Would you please fix it? :)

Updating eog won't do, because apt/yum says eog is already the most recent version. And there's no way I'm going to DL a source tarball and compile it...

btw, I have "eog-2.8.0-3"

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Remenic

16 years ago

I will take a look at it, just for you.

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bvc

16 years ago

upgrade eog. It's not the engine.

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BuffaloSoldier

16 years ago

I personally think the ClearLooks - Human themes goes really well with UbuntuLinux colours. Job well done. Thank you Remenic.

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ajduff

16 years ago

Could you do a version without gradients, or at least without a gradient under the "File Edit ..." menu bar? I think that gradient makes it look a bit too busy, and it also affects the Applications/Actions applet (which makes it look a bit odd).

Excellent work.

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Remenic

16 years ago

If you want, you can disable the 'deep' menubar by editing /usr/share/themes/ClearlooksGreen/gtk-2.0/gtkrc.
Look for the line that says "sunkenmenubar = 1" and change it to "sunkenmenubar = 0".

I might consider creating a sort of "Clearlooks customizer" where you can configure colors and other features.

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ajduff

16 years ago

This is probably annoying you, but I have yet another suggestion. Could you sharpen the corners of the buttons in the window list? At small panel sizes (24 pixels in my case), the rounded buttons look odd. I think the Industrial theme does this fairly well.

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Remenic

16 years ago

Could you provide me a screenshot? You can email it to me, if you like.

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ajduff

16 years ago

Oh, you also may want to consider using Ximian's stock icons (from the Industrial theme) for the blueish, bluey, ana, and milk variations. They seem like they would fit better; the standard green icons look odd with the blue and pale themes.

I also agree with the comment above about the text in the titlebars. It's difficult to read when it is dark (in the green, lime, ana, and milk variations).

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bvc

16 years ago

Concerning the title text in ana and milk I contributed:
The colors were simply copied from there pixmap originals. These are intended to go with their originals or variations like RMilk or WelcomeBack metacity's etc...just allowing the lighter engine based gtk.

In above post I explain how this can be changed but I don't see it being the default for them. However, I contributed them to the engine download and Remenic is free to change them however he wants. So it's up to him. You will then have users complaining that the font is bad in their intended mcity's though.

Unfortunately, we can't make everyone happy.

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15 years ago

Clearlooks 0.6.2:
Fixed crash in OpenOffice.org 1.1.3 + Ximian.
Applied patch from Cary Coady to fix a segfault when progressbar has no parent.
Removed metacity theme from the engine package (accidently left it in 0.6.1).


Clearlooks 0.6.1:
Fixed wrong rendering of combobox in some themes.
Consistent rendering of buttons in glade and gimp.
Compatability fix for GTK 2.2 from Hongli Lai.
Forgot to mention new listview headers in 0.6.0!


Clearlooks 0.6:
New menuitem style.
Listview item gradients enabled by default.
Tweaked radio- and checkboxes.
New checkmark graphic from Steven Garrity.
New gradient on buttons.
Buttons appear semi-sunken (with new themes).
Fixed GtkNotebook colors in glade and gaim (and others).
Menubar gradient slightly lighter so accommodate border-less WM themes.

Previous releases:
Check the NEWS file in the release tarball.

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